I Am A Good & Decent (OK.... Ok.... Superb !) Fella
An all-around attractive guy, but the best part is the Love that I
(like Jonathan Livingston Seagull) work on daily.
Love? Yup. All kinds of love: agape to eros.
[Oh, by the way, later, if I attach my homemade picture
"Photographer Leaning On Tripod In Soft Light" -- please note that
the toilet seat is in the down position.]
I would like to partner with a lady who has a good & decent
(superb) heart with mental & emotional maturity. Good spiritual
world view. Wonderful self-knowledge. Terrific, tolerant
understanding of the higher aspects and values of life. Sweet
One who also is conversant with (not necessarily perfect in)
capitolization, speelling, parrygraffs, and punchuation in the
And, most importantly, a loving dear-heart who gets all warm &
fuzzy inside when we're putting a peach pie together, TOGETHER, on
a cold, snowy winter's day. Dancing around the steamy kitchen with
A first date at the local ice-creamery, breaking all the
nutritional rules by ordering a double hot-fudge malt with two (2)
straws, would be terrific. Or any "downhome" spot in your hometown
would suffice quite nicely...... heck-fire, it'd be downright
WONDERFUL with a charming gal on my arm.
What I’m doing with my life
From newspaper routes to baling hay to making washing machines in a
factory to student body president / 4-year letterman / honors in
high school to office work to freshman letter in college track to
B.A. in political science (3 yrs - Summa Cum Laude) to teaching
college pol sci to teaching 9th grade american government to J.D.
(Juris Doctor - law - 2 yrs) to environmental law (Rocky Mtn
Center) to founding law firm to wife and children to divorce to
aloneness to happiness & peace. Now seeking a mate for the
remainder of the journey.
I’m really good at
Kind of a renaissance guy. Nevertheless, the top stuff would
probably be: kindness, practicality, idealism, writing, creativity
& humor [a rather clever (at least I think so) unique, slightly
obscure type -- until, suddenly, you find yourself doubled-over in
laughter; of course, this "suddenly" may take years depending on
your cooperation and ability to "get it"].
Also, knowing a bit about almost everything in the world (just
enough to get in trouble) -- use my knowledge carefully though,
depending on person, place, time, and whether or not that person is
really interested in "why the sun comes up in the east."
Computers, Honda motorcycling, kayaking, camping, cycling, hiking,
compassion for all living things ("Be kind for everyone you meet is
fighting a hard battle.") Love and respect for the environment (our
"nest"). Appreciation for natural beauty.
The first things people usually notice about me
"Boy is this dude short." 5' 8" used to be above average way-back
in the day -- 5' 9" is now. But why is it all the younger folks
seem to be 6' 2" ?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Short List Books & Movies: Any novel by John Irving, Macbook
For Dummies, Beyond Mindfulness In Plain English. Almost any movie,
foreign or domestic, that has mature, intelligent, or comic goofy
screenplays -- and lots of quirky surprises. Moonrise Kingdom,
Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Pulp Fiction, Girl With the
Dragon Tattoo (Swedish version), Il Postino, Cinema Paradiso, Tie
Me Up Tie Me Down, Kolya, Amelie, and Housewives' Afternoon Delight
come to mind.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Silver Dollar City. TV:
Person Of Interest, NCIS (both), CSI, Mentalist, Criminal Minds,
Elementary, CBS Sunday Morning, 60 Minutes, Moyers & Company,
The Sports Reporters, Downton Abbey, Nova, Frontline, Masterpiece
Theater, and some sports (football, March Madness, track &
field); NASCAR & Indie Car & golf (sometimes), Big Bang
Theory. Radio: NPR: Morning Edition; Weekend Edition; Wait, Wait;
This American Life; Prairie Home; Science Friday / CBC out of
Winnipeg: The Q; Quirks & Quarks; As It Happens; Vinyl Cafe /
BBC: World Service; Outlook.
Music: Classic Rock, Real (old) Country, R&B, Blues, Soft Rock,
Bluegrass, Mountain Music, MoTown, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Seger,
Rolling Stones, Moody Blues, Grateful Dead, Springsteen, Ray, Aaron
Neville, Willy, Merle, Elvis, Chieftains, Celtic (Thunder &
Women) -- well, just about everything EXCEPT vulgar Hip-Hop/Rap.
Special mention: Tenors: Pavarotti, Domingo, Carreras,
The six things I could never do without
I can do without everything. Yet, that's the last thing I'd like to
do. Meditation helps one to realize this.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How one thing Always leads to another on a computer / internet. Are
these forks-in-the-road merely distractions -- or a complete waste
On a typical Friday night I am
Home alone, perhaps spooning some home-made chili or black walnut
ice cream into the ol' pie-hole. Not so much on big eats since
losing 26 pounds in 9 weeks. [...and still going to 165.] Netflix
streaming or dvd movie; tv isn't much on Friday nights and sports
non-existent. Reading or looking sump'tum up on the world-wide-web.
My curious mind usually doesn't take the night off.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Nothing is private or embarrassing to me. I'm an Open Book.
You should message me if
You think being the best person you can be in life is easier in a
loving (easy / just fit) partnership. Realizing all the while (as
Clint Eastwood as Dirty Harry said: ". . . a man's got to know his
limitations"), we all have scars. No one gets out with live cells.
Nevertheless, it could be that ". . . it's not over, 'til it's over
-- and then it's not over!"